France’s yellow vests: one step forwards, one hundred steps backwards

“Victoire.” From many standpoints, France’s yellow vest protests have been the most successful of their kind in decades. This is because they directly achieved the scrapping of a specific political measure. For many protests, we could attribute some sort of effect to their chants and drums, but we also presume it was just the last […]

Why the “Gilets jaunes” won’t make it in Luxembourg

The ‘gilets jaunes’ in France are celebrating their win over Macron’s plans for increased petrol taxes. After weeks of protests and riots, the French president has instructed prime ministerEdouard Philippe to delay the decision to increase the tax burden by six months.

[Tëscheruff] Gilets jaunes: Ass d’Léisung erwënscht?

Dësen Tëscheruff gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass den 3. Dezember ausgestraalt ginn. De Beitrag kann och am Replay op www.rtl.lu nogelauschtert ginn. (www.wirtzbill.com) USO: D’Gilets jaunes hunn am Frankräich an an der Belsch fir vill d’Zerstéierung gesuergt, a gläichzäiteg eng wichteg Diskussioun iwwer de Niveau vun de Steieren ausgeléist. Een Tëscheruff vum Bill Wirtz.

[REPORTAGE] Gilets jaunes sinn och elo an der Belsch

Dëse Reportage gouf fir RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg produzéiert, an ass den 30. November ausgestraalt ginn. De Beitrag kann och am Replay op www.rtl.lu nogelauschtert ginn. (www.wirtzbill.com) An der Belsch hunn haut Manifestatiounen géint ze héich Steieren stattfonnt. Genee wéi am Frankräich sinn d’Gilets jaunes op d’Strooss gaangen, wou et zu Ausernanersetzunge mat der Police koum.

We’ll bet you won’t guess which country is the most competitive on taxes

The Tax Foundation released its 2018 International Tax Competitiveness Index, which you can download here. The International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI) seeks to measure the extent to which a country’s tax system adheres to two important aspects of tax policy: competitiveness and neutrality. The ITCI points to the fact that the OECD itself has recognised that corporate taxes […]